'MTV Unplugged' with Shawn Mendes will air Sept. 8.MTV’s stripped-to-the-acoustics live music series MTV Unplugged is coming back this fall, and rock-pop star Shawn Mendes is making the reboot’s first appearance.
According to Variety, Mendes will be the first to appear on the new take of Unplugged with a performance shot at Los Angeles’ Theater at Ace Hotel. The episode will air on Sept. 8.
The show, which originally ran from 1989-2009, is back and will again feature artists reinterpreting a set of their songs.
Mendes told Variety he was excited to be a part of the show after seeing Pearl Jam’s Unplugged session from 1992. He said, “It wasn't so much about the commercial, showman side of it; It was really about the music.”
Mendes added, “People come to my shows not really knowing what to expect, and they leave experiencing a real rock-pop concert. We’re playing 100% of the time. To be able to film that and put it out to the people is exciting.”